Many of us revel in the thrill of unlocking concealed doors and uncovering secret messages left in movies. They’re called Easter eggs, subtle in-jokes, clues, and references that filmmakers sneak into their creations to surprise their audience. Hidden in plain sight, they make the most devoted eagle-eyed cinema enthusiasts go out of their way to find these ultimate rewards and share their discoveries with everyone on the internet.

But this post is not about them. Instead, we’re taking a deep dive into ridiculous, hilarious, and completely made-up movie details that remind us to take everything we read online with a pinch of salt. There’s even an entire community over on Reddit dedicated to sharing these sarcastic "facts" and poking fun at movies, actors, plots, and modern pop culture along the way.

So buckle up and get ready for your daily dose of irony that is bound to cause at least a few genuine laughs. We have scoured the group and gathered some of the best posts they had to offer, so continue scrolling and upvote your favorite ones! Tell us what you think about them in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our earlier parts of this feature right here and here.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Spider-Man (2002) Peter has a radioactive spider bite the size of a golf ball but instead of going to a doctor he decides to sleep it off. This is because Peter lives in America

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

accurate!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Home Alone 2, Donald Trump tells Kevin to get to the hotel lobby by going down the hall and to the left. However, Kevin gets there by ignoring his directions and taking a right. This is a reference to the fact that you should never take advice from Donald Trump

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2 months ago

Never ever ever

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To learn more about hidden movie details, the significance behind them, and why we feel so entertained making fun of our favorite films, we reached out to Michael W. Boyce, Ph.D., a Professor of English and Film Studies at Booth University College in Winnipeg, Canada. He told Bored Panda that he believes Easter eggs in motion pictures are great: "The most passionate fans get a chance to show off their arcane knowledge and feel like they’re in on something special, secret."

On a purely business basis, it also demands multiple viewing for movie buffs to try and catch everything, the professor added. But still, even the most loyal fans can miss Easter eggs. Sometimes the view of the egg moves on screen so quickly, that "it can only be appreciated with high resolution pausing," he said.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Iron Man (2008) Tony Stark pledges to shut down the weapons division of Stark Industries after his convoy was hit by a Stark Industries missile in Afghanistan. This is a reference to the fact that billionaires don't care how much harm they cause until it affects them personally

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Official Cat
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2 months ago

This is so sadly true

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In their movies from the X-Men universe (2000-2018), Deadpool and Wolverine are Canadian-born superheroes whose powers are unlimited free healthcare

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Chan Sue Lynn
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2 months ago

so that's why they heal so quickly.

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We also managed to get in touch with Melanie Williams, film historian and professor at the University of East Anglia. "I think Easter Eggs are mostly quite a fun thing, rewarding viewers' vigilance," she told us. "But sometimes when elaborate fan theories are attached to certain motifs, it can get a bit close to conspiracy theory territory when everything has a hidden meaning," the professor added that the documentary about The Shining, Room 237, treads that tightrope.

"The idea of the Easter Egg hunt is that someone's hidden them for you to find. Or that they're an in-joke for the makers of the film, which may have been the case in older productions: When you could only see a film at the cinema (like initially Star Wars), it would be very difficult to spot the THX reference," Williams is talking about the hints to the film THX 1138 by George Lucas. "But ever since playback technologies of various kinds from VCR onwards, it's become a game that more people can participate in." However, she believes that Hitchcock's cameos were a kind of prototype for this — "something to look out for in every one of his films."

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019), Elon Musk is shown working at a soup kitchen, presenting him as an individual that cares for the less fortunate. This is our first indication throughout the entire show that its events are in fact fictional

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2 months ago

In depends on the universe.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In order to prepare for his role as the broody and depressed Batman, Robert Pattinson spent 14 years being known as the guy from Twilight

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago

He played Bruce like a moody teenager. Bruce Wayne did not have his mum around to curb his teen goth years.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In A Quiet Place (2018) the kids are able to stay quiet for more than 5 seconds at a time. This is because they are not my neighbors' children.

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2 months ago

This is soooooo funny, i think it is one of the few times i can say lol and actually mean it.

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The world of film, much like the regular world we live in, is extremely detailed and complicated. Since everyone has their own traits and takes notice of their surroundings differently, it’s nearly impossible to create an Easter egg that every single person could uncover. However, it turns out that when fans sometimes find a secret note in the film, it comes as a surprise even for the filmmakers. "We’re story people — we like to make links and connections, even when they’re not intentional. If you meet someone for the first time and discover you have a mutual friend or both attended the same summer camp, you start to project a narrative — you were somehow meant to meet," Boyce explained.

"I am aware of some Easter eggs in films that the directors/writers have said, 'No, that wasn’t on purpose.' Does it mean that it’s not an Easter egg? Not necessarily," Boyce continued. "We can be influenced by things subconsciously, or secondhand. Even eggs that are purely coincidence can still produce meaning."

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Christopher Waltz played a racist guy in Inglorious Basterds, and a not racist guy in Django Unchained. This is a nod to the fact he is an actor

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Olivia Lisbon
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2 months ago

Brilliant.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was the only Roman Emperor to achieve the rank of Jedi Master

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Lyone Fein
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2 months ago

True this is.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Beauty and the Beast (1991) opens with Belle’s entire village singing a song about how beautiful, funny and unique Belle is. Belle, in turn, sings about how pathetic and simple the villagers’ lives are. This establishes that Belle is a stone cold b**ch who thinks she is better than everyone else

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Random Panda
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2 months ago

They actually sing about how strange she is though.

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Discovering subtle details in movies takes time, patience, and sometimes even a dash of luck. But once you stumble across one, you feel a great pleasure. "It's an archetypal movie nerd activity to comb over tiny fleeting details from a film and then interpret all kinds of things into them," Williams noted. "The filmmakers obviously love that anybody is paying such close attention and therefore perform this fan service to reward their loyal followers."

"As long as nobody takes it or themselves too seriously (and sadly, often they do!), I think it's a great way of introducing people to what you can get from paying close attention to the details of a film's mise-en-scene so it can be a nice gateway to film analysis," the film historian added.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In the movie Don't Look Up, Leonardo DiCaprio is shown married to a woman who's in her mid 40s. This confirms that the movie is sci-fi because it's impossible for DiCaprio to be with a woman if she's over 25.

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Thomas.Rudd
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2 months ago

That is true

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Frozen (2013), Anna sings about how she is so alone, despite having dozens of servants that work in the castle daily. This is because royalty don't see staff as people, but more like a kind of mobile furniture. She would rather talk to paintings than to speak with Kai, her lifelong valet

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Winter Eleven
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2 months ago

Even the servants probably wouldn't dare talk to her since y'know "rules"

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Aquaman, Amber Heard's character is seen taking care of her partner. This suggests this film is purely work of a fiction

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2 months ago

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When asked why it is so rewarding to find or learn about hidden tidbits in films online, Boyce thinks it comes down to an expression of a person’s fandom. "We like to feel special, included. This is a small way we can do this," he explained.

"For some, simply knowing they’re aware of something most people aren’t is more than enough to feel special. Others will attempt to share their knowledge with others (usually people utterly uninterested in that level of detail) by pointing out all the details." Then, there's a whole other category of people who "use this to gatekeep fandoms and exclude fans who aren’t in on the eggs — if you don’t know then you’re not a 'real' fan," Boyce stated.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Silence of the Lambs (1991) the FBI cake in the finale is cut in a way so that justice is served

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K Sarfo
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2 months ago

Just ice

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Free Guy (2021), multiple characters comment on how physically attractive the main character is. This is a reference to the fact that Ryan Reynolds was not only the lead actor of the film but also the producer

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Olivia Lisbon
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2 months ago

Well, it didn’t hurt.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In the early days of the MCU, many actors had to go shirtless in order to save costs on the wardrobe budget.

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Jenni Keestra
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2 months ago

Is it just me or does it look as though "dad heads" have been photo-shopped onto "dude bods" in these pictures?

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But while there are tons of fascinating facts about movies and how they’re made, there are also places that consistently parodies them. As it turns out, masses of film enthusiasts on the internet love it. "I think some people poke fun at this because it's really easy to poke fun at something you’re passionate about," Boyce guessed why we’re so eager and entertained to read these made-up facts.

"We’re vulnerable to the things we love," he continued. "Most people poke fun in a lighthearted manner, but because some people take their fandoms so seriously, it can sometimes lead to hurt. But then we’re always hurt by what we love, right?"

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Captain America (2011), a defrosted Steve Rogers stares in confusion as to why Nick Fury is giving orders, this is a nod to the fact that Steve Rogers came from a racist timeline

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Party Poison
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2 months ago

That's dark!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Pacific Rim (2013), the opening monologue states that humanity threw aside all past political and social rivalries to stand united against a world-changing disaster. This is proof the movie is a work of fiction

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Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

Probably would have been different if they had to wear a mask or were asked to use their cars less.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Encanto (2021) is a classic magical realism movie. It blends realism, like a traditional Colombian village, with things that are impossible, such as an abuela admitting she was wrong about something.

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Official Cat
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2 months ago

this is true, but for parents as well, even after you move out

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The subreddit in question was created in July 2017 and has gained a strong foothold on the platform. It has amassed over 821K members who are always on the lookout for the newest posts, with a few thousand people scrolling through the forum at any given moment. Well, the page certainly knows how to draw in the crowds by being packed with tongue-in-cheek humor that can make any movie enthusiast burst into laughter.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Morbius (2022), there's a scene where Detective Rodriguez tries to lure a cat by shaking its litter box and saying, "here kitty kitty." The idea that you can attract something by shaking a box of s**t in front of it is a reference to Sony promoting this film to us for 2 years

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Ivana Bašić
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2 months ago

He should have started cleaning it. Cats will run to use a freshly cleaned litter box just to ruin your work.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In The Batman (2022), Selina's electric bill is $492.64 for her small apartment. This explains why the movie is so freaking dark since no one can afford to pay their light bills

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Raena Celis
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2 months ago

I can relate...

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Wonder Woman 1984, Steve is amazed by an escalator despite them being commonly used in stores by the time he died in 1918. This is a reference to how bad the script is

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Shalini Pabreja
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2 months ago

Maybe he was from the countryside?

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Bored Panda previously managed to get in touch with one of the moderators of this community, Merari01, who explained that the subreddit was created when the top mod "saw an opening in the market." "People on reddit love making silly jokes and puns. There's lots of in-jokes and running gags and that makes a good breeding ground for playfully memeing in the context of movies," the moderator explained the reason behind the group’s success.

Merari01 revealed that many people get mixed up "all the time," don’t notice the sarcasm, and take the posts on the subreddit seriously. But according to the moderator, "It’s part of the fun."

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Despite receiving praise from both critics and viewers alike, the Get trilogy is still considered by most as the most confusing trilogy in cinematic history

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Eric C.
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2 months ago

What about Get Shorty

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In RoboCop (1987) RoboCop kills numerous people even though Asimov's Laws of Robotics should prevent a robot from harming humans. This is a reference to the fact that laws don't actually apply to cops

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

and he' s no robot, he' s a cyborg :-)

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Watchmen (2009) a graffiti reads "Who watches the Watchmen?" this is a reference to me, as I am currently watching Watchmen.

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2 months ago

you should be a celebrity

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is surprised to discover there are other magic schools in the world apart from Hogwarts. This is a reference to how self centered British education system is, as they haven't mentioned a single foreign wizard in 3 years of history of magic class.

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Sarah Brown
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2 months ago

That's because all history of magic classes are based on goblin rebellions

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In ‘The Manalorian we see frog lady cross the galaxy protecting her eggs with her life. This is a reference to the lengths which most women will go to protect their eggs from the average Star Wars fan

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Silver
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2 months ago (edited)

isn't she supposed to be a salamander, newt or gecko?

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In the film the Matrix (1999), the main character Neo has combat training downloaded into his mind, then informs Morpheus that he knows Kung Fu. This scene was inspired by people with black belts who won't shut the fuck up about it

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Ray Martin
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2 months ago

OK, I audibly snorted coffee out of my nose at this one.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) The scene where Luke Skywalker is milking the alien in The Last Jedi was put in as a reference to Disney milking the Star Wars franchise for all it’s worth

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Kat O.
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2 months ago

So true lol

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Casino Royale (2006), James Bond says "The b**ch is dead" at the end of the film. This is a mistake, as Margaret Thatcher was still alive at the time

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2 months ago

How can I like twice?

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Should've invested in crypto

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Official Cat
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2 months ago

LOL, should have invested in crypto!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Panic Room (2002) was originally a very different movie, however, when Jared Leto appeared on set, Jodie Foster immediately locked herself and Kristen Stewart in a room away from him and refused to leave until filming ended

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Ray Martin
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2 months ago

Comedy gold

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Glad they could make it happen!

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Lulxby
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2 months ago

Gold!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) in addition to using magic outside Hogwarts, Hermione fixes Harry's glasses but not his vision because she is not as smart as everyone thinks she is

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2 months ago

Ouch...

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Tenet has the most simple plot ever

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2 months ago

I mean.. he’s not wrong

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), Ellen DeGeneres plays the forgetful fish Dory. This is a nod to the fact that we should all forget Ellen

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James016
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2 months ago

ooohh

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Spider-Man (2002) whenever Peter uses his powers he briefly becomes 20 years older with a receding hairline

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Official Cat
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2 months ago

MAGIC!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Iron Man (2008) one of the characters tries to steal the heart of the main character but it isn't considered a romantic movie

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Kay
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2 months ago

I'm wheezing rn🤣

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Thanks to tireless research by a team of scientists, we now know Avengers: Infinity War (2018) was a work of fiction

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2 months ago

shocking

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) Steven Seagal gained 60 pounds for his role in "contract to kill". nobody asked him to

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Vasana Phong
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2 months ago

I guess all his other movies afterwards he did the same

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Spider-Man (2002), Peter Parker sells photos to the Daily Bugle that obviously only Spider-Man could've taken. This shows that everyone in this movie is an idiot

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2 months ago

😂😂

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Turning Red (2022) the school officer is Sikh. This is because he is a Sikh-curity Guard

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Chan Sue Lynn
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2 months ago

I'm sikh of this joke

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Spider-Man (2002) Peter Parker's first name is really Jesus.

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Narunaru
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2 months ago

Jesús Parker

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Avatar (2009), not only are the aliens from Pandora blue, but all the humans and objects are also blue because I need to fix the RGB settings on my TV

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JosephTheBookCat
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2 months ago

this seems like a you problem...

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In this scene from The Shining (1980), Richard Hallorann says "...they turned out to be completely unreliable a**holes." This is a reference to my "friend" Brad and his sister who forgot to pick me up from the airport today. I'm posting this from a $150 Uber

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Trey Shipp
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2 months ago

Welp

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Christian Bale and Tom Hardy were such good method actors that they pretended to understand each other when they speak

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Shalini Pabreja
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2 months ago

Dude, that’s what subtitles are for!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In the 1976 drama film Taxi Driver, the camera man does not appear in the mirror while recording this scene. This was an intentional choice by the director as the camera man is not a character in the movie

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Good Luckas
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2 months ago

rEaLlY?!

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Shazam! (2019), Superman is only seen from the neck down since the movie didn’t have the budget to erase his mustache

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CookieCrump
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2 months ago

That seems to be most superhero films and shows when they aren't that important to the plot.

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Titanic (1997), there are a lot of similarities between the old lady’s story and what happens to Rose, implying they might be the same person.

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Jul Chv
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2 months ago

Nooo? Huh. Well... That certainly put the events in another perspective. Also explain why Di Caprio´s character ´dies´ when she turns 26...

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50 Hilariously Bad Movie Details That People Have Shared On This Page (New Pics) In Joker (2020) Joaquin Phoenix had to live in Bulgaria for 2 weeks so he would become depressed and play the role better

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Jul Chv
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2 months ago

Oh but he lived in Trump´s and Tucker Carlson´s America.. I think that made him overqualified for the role anf he had to cheer up a bit. Hence Bulgaria.

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